The Center for Teaching Excellence offers the First Year Faculty Teaching Academy (FYFTA) workshop series throughout the year. This series is designed for faculty in their first years of teaching at UF. Learn how to create a great learning experience for your students while saving time and frustration; we invite you to adapt and use the strategies that are right for you. Upon successfully completing the program requirements, participants receive the FYFTA passport category badge and earn 500 miles towards the Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate within the Passport to Great Teaching Program. They also receive a copy of What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain.

Expected Time Commitment

Participants should expect to commit approximately 15 hours to complete the FYFTA program. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.


Spring 2021 | Registration Closed
Applications due February 3rd, 2021 at 12:00pm

Date: Wednesdays, February 10 – March 17, 2021
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Passport to Great Teaching Requirements

In order to earn all 500 miles and the FYFTA category badge, you must:

  • Complete all preparation activities prior to the workshop sessions (30 – 60 minutes per session)
  • Complete all reflections
  • Attend all 3 sessions for summer cohorts
  • Attend 5 out of 6 sessions for fall and spring cohorts